Easy to Cook Chick Pea Curry (vegetarian & gluten free)

Chick pea curryWhilst the best curries are slow cooked, this is a quick and easy Chick Pea Curry … you might want to make sure there are left overs and save for another day (the flavours will have absorbed even more). This dish is vegetarian (vegan even), gluten free and full of nutrients.


Serves: 4 (double up if you want to save half in the freezer for another day)

  • 2 (400g) tins chickpeas
  • oil for frying
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger paste (or 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger)
  • 1 clove of garlic (peeled and chopped finely)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 blocks frozen chopped spinach


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas then soak in water for 10 minutes, then drain and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Fry the onion in a bit of oil until golden.
  3. Add the garlic and the ginger paste along with chilli powder, salt, turmeric and garam masala. Stir until all spices are absorbed.
  4. Add the tomatoes and frozen spinach and stir.
  5. Add the chickpeas and stir lightly.
  6. Leave to simmer for 30 minutes (although the best curries are left to absorb the flavours for at least an hour – leftovers or curry saved for another day often taste better!). If the sauce looks a little too thick add water.
  7. Serve with boiled basmati rice.


*If you add samosas and or bhajis to this recipe, it will no longer be gluten free.


About HonieMummy (HonieBuk)

Mum of two girls (16 & 9) and step-Mum to one boy (15). All of whom are bright, fun-loving, creative and musical and make me proud and despite his disability (CP) my step-son and family face challenges with a smile and the will to succeed. Love to travel (mainly US/Canada/Scotland), passionate about photography, music is a must, always in HoniesKitchen, love a bit of crafting and I'm learning to knit (maybe even crochet). I'm a networking junkie and of course there has to be time (quality time) with my amazing family! I like to Blog infrequently whenever it takes my fancy and I don't mind sharing my ups and downs, advice and querky ideas with you all. I will mostly post recipes and photos of food, family and travel. I love to review products that my family and me would use - I kinda consider it my 'duty' to let you all know if something is as good as it says on the tin and a 'must buy' product, that all families should know about. Find these in HonieLikes. If you like what you see, please tell me - I work hard at these things :o)
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